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Safety Transit Police

Transit police welcome new K-9s 

| Wednesday, December 7, 2016 11:01:00 AM
Officer Matt Wilkinson has always been a dog person. So when the opportunity arose to become one of the Metro Transit Police Department’s new K-9 handlers, he took it. And since late-October he’s been side-by-side with Carlo, one of three Belgian [...]
Community Transit Police

Police put youth on a new path through Youth Diversion Program 

| Friday, December 2, 2016 11:59:00 AM
A juvenile diversion program piloted this year has helped Metro Transit police build relationships with youth offenders. Officers involved in the Youth Diversion Program work directly with juveniles (ages 12 to 18) facing their first charges from [...]
Safety Transit Police

Transit Police welcome 13 new officers 

| Monday, November 14, 2016 11:22:00 AM
Thirteen new full-time officers joined the Metro Transit Police Department at a swearing-in ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 10. The recruits come from a variety of backgrounds, with a combined 50-plus years of law enforcement experience with the DEA, [...]
Community Safety Transit Police

Mitchell named MTPD Officer of the Year 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, April 5, 2016 10:58:00 AM
Chief John Harrington has talked a lot about community policing since taking the helm at the Metro Transit Police Department. Officer Leonard Mitchell has taken it to heart. And for that, he was recognized as Metro Transit’s 2015 Officer of the [...]
Transit Police

Transit Police welcome new officers 

| Friday, November 6, 2015 12:00:00 PM
Mukhtar Abdi spent ten years interacting with the public as a Metro Transit bus operator. He’ll continue to do so, but in a much different way. This week, Abdi was among 13 men and women who were sworn in as the newest members of the Metro [...]
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